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U.S. Navy poised to Launch Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-3 satellite

Posted January 16, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the third Mobile User Objective System satellite, MUOS-3, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 20 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record

Posted January 16, 2015 by

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-ilg75uJZZU?enablejsapi=1&rel=0 The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists. The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred since 2000. This trend continues a long-term warming of the planet, according to an analysis…

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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft begins first stages of Pluto encounter

Posted January 16, 2015 by

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet, 4.67 billion miles from Earth.

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RS-25 engine testing blazes forward for NASA’s Space Launch System

Posted January 12, 2015 by

The New Year is off to a hot start for NASA's Space Launch System.

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NASA selects commercial space partners for collaborative partnerships

Posted January 9, 2015 by

NASA announced Jan. 6 the selection of four U.S. companies to collaborate with NASA through unfunded partnerships to develop new space capabilities available to the government and other customers. The partnerships build on the success of NASA’s commercial spaceflight initiatives to leverage NASA experience and expertise into new capabilities. The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities…

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Boeing completes world’s first all-electric propulsion satellites

Posted January 9, 2015 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has completed production of the world’s first all-electric propulsion satellites as preparations continue to launch the satellites, as a vertically stacked pair, next month. The Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellites are affordable and lightweight, and provide more options for movement to different orbital positions. The 702SP is one of three…

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NASA satellite set to get dirt on soil moisture

Posted January 9, 2015 by

https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCBBEbKVwm4?enablejsapi=1&rel=0 A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth’s soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan. 29 dawn launch from California. The Soil Moisture Active Passive mission will take the pulse of a key measure of our water…

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Hubble goes high-definition to revisit iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’

Posted January 7, 2015 by timchisham

NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)/J. Hester, P. Scowen (Arizona State U.) Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a bigger and sharper photograph of the iconic Eagle Nebula’s “Pillars of Creation” (right); the original 1995 Hubble image is shown at left. Although NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken many breathtaking images of the universe, one…

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NIRCam’s optical system excels in integrated tests For James Webb Telescope

Posted January 7, 2015 by

The Near Infrared Camera instrument Lockheed Martin helped develop for NASA’s next deep space telescope surpassed expectations during tests in late 2014.

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NASA’s Kepler marks 1,000th exoplanet discovery

Posted January 7, 2015 by

How many stars like our sun host planets like our Earth? NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope continuously monitored more than 150,000 stars beyond our solar system, and to date has offered scientists an assortment of more than 4,000 candidate planets for further study – the 1,000th of which was recently verified. Using Kepler data, scientists reached…

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